screen-goddessWay back in the Mists of Time I was set a challenge by my friend Silvery Dude to watch a series of films that he was astonished (and possibly appalled) that I had never seen. The original challenge was to watch them between 1 November 2011 and 30 January 2013, but I failed miserably, and revised it so that it became Films to watch because I’ve been told to with a cleverly unspecified end date.

But another conversation in the late summer with Silvery Dude and MargaRita has led to the list being revised and expanded, and I’m re-launching once again, with the aim of watching the films on this list before I’m 54 – so the challenge will run from 2 January 2015 to 30 January 2016 (the day before my 54th birthday).

The old challenge page is in my archive here, and shows the films I have already watched.

The new list is as follows; those with an asterisk are the ones I already own:

  1. Breaking Away*
  2. American Beauty*
  3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 
  4. Cars*
  5. The Transporter 
  6. Crash*
  7. Unforgiven*
  8. The Big Lebowski *
  9. I’ve Loved You So Long*
  10. Les amants du Pont-Neuf*
  11. King Lear 
  12. Sharknado (don’t ask; just don’t ask)
  13. Les Choiristes
  14. A Very Long Engagement*
  15. City of God

Let’s see how I do this time.